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ASHRAE Jax Lunch Meeting - May 8

11:30 at The River Club

Distinguished Lecturer Bruce Lindsay


Annual Final Meeting for the 2023-24 Fiscal Year

Please join ASHRAE Jax as we host Distinguished Lecturer Bruce Lindsay, PE, for his presentation “Inflation Reduction Act and 40% Tax Credits for Thermal Storage.”

Presentation: President Biden signed the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 on August 15, 2022. It provided $369B for renewable energy and climate change programs. Most of that was to extend existing tax credits for wind, solar, geothermal, and electric vehicles. The IRA did add energy storage technologies, and specifically thermal energy storage. It also had bonus tax credits for US production and energy communities. Thermal energy storage systems now qualify for a 40% tax credit. That is a game changer! They also have a 5-year depreciation as opposed to 39-year for HVAC systems. If you are replacing a chiller, a chiller with storage will be much less expensive to install and operate.

(Our previously scheduled DL, David Shurk, had to cancel due to a family emergency.)

Bio: Bruce Lindsay, PE, CEM is the Business Development Team Leader for Thermal Energy Storage, Trane Technologies. He works with utilities, regulators, engineering firms, and building owners to design and install thermal energy storage systems to take advantage of changing electric rates as we move to renewable energy and electrification of buildings. Trane is pioneering the use of ice storage to heat large buildings instead of natural gas.

Prior to joining Trane Technologies, Mr. Lindsay served as the Energy Manager at Brevard Public Schools in central Florida. He managed the utility services for 84 schools totaling 13M square feet. Of the 84 schools, 20 had ice storage systems. He provided engineering overview for facility upgrades of $200M over six years.

Mr. Lindsay worked for the Electric Power Research Institute and was the Executive Director of the EPRI Thermal Storage Application Research Center at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He managed national programs to develop thermal energy systems and provide training to utilities and engineering firms.

Mr. Lindsay is a Life Member of ASHRAE. He is currently the President of the ASHRAE Space Coast Section and Region XII Refrigeration Vice Chair. He serves on ASHRAE TC 6.9, Thermal Energy Storage, TC 9.7, Educational Facilities, and the ASHRAE Epidemic Task Force-Schools Team. He is also active in USGBC and received the 2020 Best of Green Schools-Transformation Award.

Mr. Lindsay holds a BS in Civil Engineering from Carnegie-Mellon University, an MS in Energy Resources from the University of Pittsburgh, and an MBA from Northwestern University. He is a licensed Professional Engineer in the State of Wisconsin and a Certified Energy Manager.

1 PDH Credit offered for PEs

Register early and bring a guest.

Logistics / Parking

Parking options include:

the Basement Parking Garage under the Wells Fargo Tower,

the JAX Center Parking Garage across West Bay Street,

or you may find street parking.

The Basement Parking Garage is under the Wells Fargo Tower, and the entrance has the approximate address 11 Laura Street. Grab a ticket on the way in (bring the ticket up to validate), take a hard left through the gate, then take a left to go down to the 2nd level. Grab a blue River Club parking spot. Take the elevator up to the Lobby and follow the instructions below.

Remember to bring your ticket up to the top to get validated.

The JAX Center 9-story parking garage is located at 1 West Bay Street, directly across the street from the Wells Fargo Building on the north side of the building. Please remember to bring your parking ticket upstairs and The River Club will validate your parking. From the parking garage, walk across the street into the Wells Fargo Building first floor Lobby.

Alternatively, you may park on the street and pay the meter, as many do for the events.

LOBBY: Once in the Wells Fargo Building on the First Floor Lobby,

look for the middle elevator bay that says Floor 24-35 or The River Club.  

You can go directly to the 35th floor for our meeting room. 

If you have any concerns with parking or building access, you may call The River Club at 904-354-1111.

Thank you to our

2023-24 Corporate Sponsors.

If you would like to sponsor

please email [email protected]

or visit our Sponsor Webpage.


Emerald Sponsors

George A. Israel Jr., Inc.

The Haskell Company

Nelson & Company

Gold Sponsors

Brooks Building Solutions

Applied Mechanical Equipment

Florida Hydronics

Silver Sponsor


Ben Wilder

ASHRAE Jacksonville

[email protected]